Sunday, January 20, 2019

Report reveals that LA County deputies seem to target Latino drivers

Los Angeles County deputies disproportionately pull over and search Latino drivers according to a report released yesterday by the Los Angeles Times. The Times’ report revealed that two-thirds of drivers pulled over during that period were Latino. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of searches that found no illegal substances were of Latinos. The Domestic Highway Enforcement Team is meant to focus […]

Rhode Island protecting DACA recipients right to obtain driver’s licenses

For 21-year-old Rhode Islander Rodrigo Pimentel, driving is an essential part of life since he is the only member of his family with a driver’s license, so without one, “doing anything in life would be complicated,” he said. “Every job that I’ve had has required driving,” Pimentel said, adding that “Rhode Island is very car-dependent […]

Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile Join Forces with AT&T in Their “It Can Wait” Campaign

          The four largest cellphone companies, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting and driving. The cellphone giants, along with roughly 200 other organizations united behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan, are set to heavily push the campaign this summer. The campaign represents […]

More Efforts to Be Made For Promoting Driving Safety

As the number of deaths and accidents while on the road seem to be increasing, there is more interest to address driving safety to families, with special focus toward Latinos. According to the National Safety Council, 25% of annual driving accidents are related to texting while driving and 333,000 injuries are related to texting while […]

Illinois Takes Steps towards Granting Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Pending a House floor vote, Illinois has passed a bill that will make it the fourth state to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. If passed, Bill SB957 will allow an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain three-year renewable licenses. Supporters of the bill say it is a major push for public safety. […]

Latino Teen Drivers Affected Most by Texting and Driving

October 14th to October 20th has been designated as the 6th annual National Teen Driver Awareness Week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Latino teens continue to lead as the group most affected by the biggest threat for teen drivers: texting and driving. This year, the biggest threat for teen drivers has switched […]

Latinos More At Risk While On the Road

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan reveals that Latino infants and toddlers are 10 times less likely to wear seat belts in cars compared to those of white children. A separate study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2007 found that many black and Latinos have negative attitudes about […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Texting and Driving: More Lethal than Drinking and Driving”

Recently, I heard a tragic report of the death of a young U.S. Marine.  This young man had his whole life in front of him.  He left behind a large group of family and friends.  As a mother of two, these stories really get to me. But what really got me was that this young […]

Texting and Driving: It Can Wait / Textear Y Conducir: Puede Esperar

AT&T will launch a nationwide campaign on September 19, aimed primarily at teenagers. During the session of the Latino Youth Town Hall during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference, telephone company AT&T announced the launch of the campaign “Texting and Driving: It Can Wait” AT&T Assistant Vice President of External Affairs, and spokeswoman for the […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Hispanic Teens Admit to Risky Texting Behavior: Why Parents Must Worry”

As spring draws to a close, teens across the country are shopping for prom dresses, planning graduation parties, searching for summer jobs and looking forward to a few months of freedom. Unfortunately, another memorable season is fast approaching: dangerous driving season. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the days between Memorial Day and Labor […]